Nkiru Sylvanus Biography, Age, Husband, Movies, Wedding Pictures

Nkiru Sylvanus is a Nigerian actress, singer, model, philanthropist, politician and television personality. Sylvanus is known for her unique ability to cry in movies

She has featured in over two hundred movies and won the awards for Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.


Sylvanus was born in Osisioma, Aba, a city located in Abia State, Nigeria.

She attended Ohabiam Primary and Secondary School, where she obtained her first school leaving certificate and West African Senior School Certificate. She also attended the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, graduating with a BSc degree in mass communication

Sylvanus began her acting career at the age of 17, in 1999. She has been featured in over 200 movies to date.

In 1999, Sylvanus began her acting career. Her Nollywood breakthrough came after featuring in the movie “Cry for Help”. This was in the year 2000.

Since then, Nkiru Sylvanus has been featured in many Nollywood movies. Some of the popular movies she featured are Cry for Help, Tears of Vengeance, Egg of Life, Mirror of Beauty, and many more.

Sylvanus Nkiru biography

Although she is one of the most beautiful Nollywood actresses, most of Sylvanus’ movies are tragic and sorrowful movies, where her roles often require her to cry. She has thus become known for crying in movies.


Nkiru Sylvanus was born on 21st April 1982. She is 40 years old.

Nkiru Sylvanus Husband

Nkriu Sylvanus got married to Amsterdam-based businessman Stanley Duru in 2014. Their union was laced with tons of controversies.

Nkiru Sylvanus ex-husband

Sylvanus allegedly snatched her new husband from her then-good friend, actress Ogo Okoye. However, she clarified that they dated previously before he left her for Oge Okoye.

The couple divorced in 2019 over allegations of cheating on the part of Stanley Duru.

In January 2023, Nkiru remarried, this time to Riches Sammy.


In January 2023, Sylvanus Nkiru tied the knot traditionally with her partner.

The traditional wedding ceremony was held on Thursday, January 12 in her hometown, Imo State and was well attended by friends, colleagues, and family of the couple.

Sylvanus Nkiru wedding pictures

Actress Sylvanus Nkiru and her husband looked stunning in their wedding pictures released after their traditional marriage in Imo State.

Below are wedding pictures from Nkiru’s wedding…

sylvanus nkiru wedding pictures


The beautiful actress has won different awards. Some of the awards are Most Promising Actress in Nigeria at the City People Entertainment Awards, Best Actress of the Year at the Africa Magic Viewers Choice Awards, and Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Africa Movie Academy Awards.

Nkiru Sylvanus Net Worth

Nkriu Sylvanus has been an actress for over two decades and has also been a musician, television personality, and politician among other roles.

Her net worth is estimated at $1m.


In 2011, Sylvanus was included in the cabinet of former governor of Imo state Rochas Okorocha as his Special Assistant on Lagos State Affairs and later became his Special Adviser on Public Affairs.

Sylvanus was kidnapped on the 15th of December, 2012 around 2:30 pm. It was reported that a ransom of 100 million naira (an equivalent of $640,000 back then) had been paid for her release. The actress was released on the 21st of December, 2012 around 10:30 pm.

Source: Nigeriabombshell.com/Various

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